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TTD Applauds Ninth Circuit Court Decision that Prioritizes Freight Rail Safety

Washington, DC — Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Transp. Div. Of Int’l Ass’n-SMART v. FRA that overturns actions by the Trump administration to preempt states from setting their own laws and regulations […]

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Transportation Trades Department Announces Legislative Staff Promotions

Washington, DC — Greg Regan, president of the 33 union Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), announced today the promotions of three members of the TTD team. Matthew Colvin, who joined TTD in 2018, will now serve as Chief of Staff. Colvin most recently served as TTD’s Senior Legislative Representative. Prior to working at TTD, he […]

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Greg Regan, Shari Semelsberger elected new leaders of TTD

Executive Committee unveils award to honor former president Larry Willis Washington, DC – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger were unanimously elected today as President and Secretary-Treasurer, respectively, of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), by the organization’s Executive Committee. Regan started at TTD as a legislative representative in 2011, was elected secretary-treasurer in 2017, and subsequently […]

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As transit agencies ramp up mask enforcement, Congress airs concerns about safety of transportation workers

As Reported by Michael Laris for The Washington Post Bus passengers in Oklahoma City were first required to wear a mask in July to blunt the spread of the coronavirus. But the city’s small transit agency was hesitant to enforce it, partly out of fear of jeopardizing its relationship with the federal government, which helps […]

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TTD Congratulates Secretary Pete Buttigieg on his Senate Confirmation to lead the DOT

Washington, DC – Following the Senate’s vote to confirm Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation, Greg Regan, secretary-treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement: “Transportation labor congratulates Pete Buttigieg on his confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The challenges we face are daunting, but with President Joe Biden, […]

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Add unmet congressional mandates to Buttigieg’s plate

As Reported by Jessica Wehrman for Roll Call Pete Buttigieg, who was confirmed Tuesday as secretary of Transportation, has a pretty full plate that includes a transportation system pummeled by the COVID-19 pandemic and a possible infrastructure bill. But one of his tasks will be to finally implement parts of a law that passed months […]

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Mayor Pete becomes Secretary Pete, with a fan club and unusual celebrity status

As Reported by Tanya Snyder, Sam Mintz and Stephanie Beasley for Politico Pete Buttigieg will be the next Transportation secretary, bringing his political celebrity and legion of super fans to a mammoth agency that’s not used to headlines — unless they’re jokes about “Infrastructure Week.” After four years of leadership under former President Donald Trump’s […]

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Transit agencies brace for vaccination push amid murky guidance

As Reported by Chris Teale for Smart Cities Dive New York’s transit stations will glow this week with the memory of 136 passed Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers who lost their lives to the COVID-19 virus. “Travels Far,” an eight-minute video memorializing the MTA workers, friends and colleagues, will play on digital screens across more […]

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Face mask mandate for transit goes into effect late Feb. 1

As Reported by Mischa Wanek-Libman for Mass Transit Users of surface transportation modes within the United States will be required to properly wear face masks starting at 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an order late Friday night outlining the mask requirements for people inside transportation hubs, […]

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Made-in-America Executive Order Demonstrates Commitment by President Biden to Support America’s Working Families

Washington, DC – Greg Regan, secretary-treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding President Biden’s Executive Order on Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers: “President Biden’s executive order prioritizing the purchase of goods made in America by American workers is proof positive that […]

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